Summary: S.Con.Res.151 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.Con.Res.151. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (10/04/1988)

Declares that the use of chemical weapons is an offense against the law of nations.

Declares that the Congress supports the President in his efforts to: (1) establish an international conference to end the use of chemical weapons; and (2) engage the Soviet Union in a bilateral initiative to eliminate the future use of such weapons. Encourages the President to use multilateral and unilateral methods to enforce a ban on the use of such weapons.

Urges the President to direct the U.S. Ambasssador to the United Nations to present a resolution to the United Nations Security Council which: (1) condemns the use of chemical weapons; (2) acknowledges the damaging effect of such weapons on non-combatants; and (3) affirms that use of such weapons is a violation of human rights.

Declares that the use of such weapons should be considered a terrorist act and that the Secretary of State should consider such use by any country in determining such country to be a terrorist country.